New job Government Information Specialist in Maryland
Government Information Specialist
Company : US Department of Energy
Salary : $87,198 - $113,362 a year
Location : Maryland
A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Government Information Specialist in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer in the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). The incumbent of this position serves as the NE-20 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Specialist and provides support with the NE Conference Management.
As a Government Information Specialist, you will:
- Study proposed legislation and/or regulations involving FOIA or PA functions for impact on NE programs.
- Review reports and studies involving FOIA/PA to ensure that NE user requirements are met and appropriate rules and regulations are utilized.
- Serve as NE’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Specialist in concert with the NE FOIA Manager.
- Coordinate with other NE-20 functions such as travel and procurement to execute federal funds in accordance with the conference regulations.
- Maintain the Nuclear Energy Conference Information System (NECIS) to track and manage conference attendance and costs.
- Serve as lead Conference Point of Contact representing all NE sites including Idaho Operations Office and the Idaho National Laboratory.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, on-site visits, and/or training.
Job family (Series)
0306 Government Information Specialist
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen.
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
- See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
- You must submit application and all required documentation online.
New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
Subject to appropriate background investigation to determine suitability or fitness for federal employment.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
1) Providing technical guidance and advise on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matter and Privacy Act (PA) program by reviewing, researching, analyzing, evaluating, and/or implementing laws and regulation involving FOIA and PA in relation to energy industry such as nuclear energy.
2) Preparing position papers, reports, correspondence and/or guidance according to regulatory requirements on FOIA and PA inquires, request, decisions, and appeals.
3) Coordinating and managing conference events by providing recommendations on sponsorships, events, and projected attendance; facilitate reports and approval packages; tracking attendance and cost, and making/coordinating travel and procurement.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of, and skill in applying, the concepts, procedures and practices in the field of information disclosure, including the laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relating to access to Federal agency records and information, specifically the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA), and ability to develop policies/procedures and propose solutions for improvement of information management program operations and complex processes.
- Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and a thorough knowledge of research and development and regulatory program administration to evaluate the content/intent of new or modified legislation and Federal regulations for projected impact on NE information management program and for the identification of areas for amendments to or new NE rules.
- Knowledge and understanding of the substance of NE’s operating programs and their interrelationships.
- Skill and ability to independently acquire information about NE programs and activities to analyze, select, and present information in a form suitable for the intended recipient or audience.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/
Veterans Information: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/
Selective Service Registration: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
- Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
- For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
- For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
- Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
- For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surpluses by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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